Re: Noisy as hell / overheating
are you mad? Noisy fans aren't caused by thermal paste... Thermal paste has nothing to do with noise. The faster the fans spin, the noisier they are. If your CPU is running at 69C, thermal paste COULD be an issue, but since it's a HP and therefore an OEM unit (build in a factory) i would say this probably isn't the case. Unfortunately, since it's a laptop, there isn't a huge amount you can do, and HPs have a nasty habit of running a bit too hot, especially on their graphics chips. The best thing i can suggest, is get yourself a can of compressed air and blow all the fans and grills/grillguards clean. I don't recommend you open it up and play with the cooling inside the case, as you are more likely to do harm than good. You could also look at external notebook coolers.
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